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Crown Cruise Vacations | June 23, 2024

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American Cruise Lines Offers Only Cruises in the World to Dock in Washington, D.C.

American Cruise Lines Offers Only Cruises in the World to Dock in Washington, D.C.
Jackie Sheckler Finch

As the only cruise line in the world to sail on the Potomac River into the heart of the nation’s capital, American Cruise Lines offers travelers a unique look at the treasures of Washington, D.C., including Judy Garland’s famous Ruby Slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.”

“We are thrilled to offer our American Revolution cruises roundtrip from D.C. this year,” Melissa Young, director of business development for American Cruise Lines, said in a news release.

“All across the country, we offer cruises and experiences no one else offers, from our small ships docking in D.C. to new ships exploring the country’s national parks,” Young said. “American’s small U.S. ships offer guest opportunities to visit ports of call inaccessible by larger ships, plus itineraries that are the only cruises of their kind on the market – sailing fully in the U.S.A. throughout.”

American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce that this year, their exclusive American Revolution cruises, sailing the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River and the York River, will operate roundtrip from Washington, D.C.

In 2018, American Constitution, one of the company’s small ships, was the first to dock in D.C. in over 60 years. Throughout 2024, the American Revolution cruises will operate roundtrip from D.C., docking just steps from the country’s most historic and treasured national monuments.

“The American Revolution cruises are a testament to what is only possible with American’s extraordinary fleet,” Young said. “And this itinerary also features a fabulous new option for the drive-to market, allowing many guests to skip flights and jump on board hassle free.”

American Revolution cruise also offer opportunities for guests to add pre-cruise hotel stays at the Four Seasons, D.C., as well as packages that include a visit to the Smithsonian’s new Entertainment Nation exhibit, featuring Judy Garland’s famous Ruby Slippers from “The Wizard of Oz,” which are presented by American Cruise Lines.

2024 cruises will depart from The Wharf, home to one of D.C.’s most vibrant and bustling communities along the southeast waterfront. The American Revolution itinerary explores throughout the Chesapeake Bay, visiting the region’s most stories ports of call from Yorktown and Mount Vernon to Annapolis and D.C. Guests are transported to the quaint towns and historic cities that shaped this great nation and continues to inspire visitors today.

In 2024, American Cruise Lines is operating the American Revolution cruises in spring and fall. Some early spring dates offer guests the added benefit of sailing the Chesapeake during its beautiful Cherry Blossom season, like the first cruise of the season departing March 26, 2024. All cruises highlight curated entertainment and enrichment on board, as well as regionally inspired cuisine featuring Maryland’s famous Blue Crabs.

Both on board and on shore the itinerary illuminates the area’s historical significance and natural beauty. Highlights include visits to the cities of the “Historic Triangle,” Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown; and excursions in Washington, D.C., including guided tours of the Capitol including the Crypt, Rotunda, and Statuary Hall; as well as the district’s famous Smithsonian museums.

Guests can also visit Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad exhibit, and sail on an authentic “Skipjack” through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, plus much more.

American Cruise Lines is the largest small ship and river cruise operator in the U.S.A. The company’s award-winning ships offer luxury experiences in 35 states that explore the history, spirit and culture of the United States. The Line’s rapid introduction of new ships has led to an innovative array of new itineraries, amenities, and experiences.

In 2024, American will operate 19 ships, each accommodating just 90-180 passengers, which cruise more than 50 domestic itineraries.

Photos courtesy of American Cruise Lines

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